Topic overview

This course will cover the concepts, applications, planning procedures, and implementation strategies involved in the successful construction of wetlands that look and function like natural wetlands.  

Students can expect to learn about site selection, testing soil texture, selecting construction techniques, establishing desired hydrology and vegetation aspects, and working with heavy equipment operators. Topics in peatland restoration will also be covered. The course will be offered as a combination of hands-on experience during 3 days in the field, in addition to 2 days of classroom lecture.

Course Hours

39 hours in total

Register for a Course

SP1: May 13 - May 17, 2019 (Edmonton)

Open to registration until May 13, 2019. Registering at least one week before the deadline is recommended as this class may fill up or be canceled due to low enrolment.




In Person course delivery

Class Schedule

Jun 10 - Jun 14

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Kristen Andersen

Class Notes

This course includes extensive field work and students must provide their own Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as directed within the Course Syllabus.

Due to the nature of the issues, the topic of this course will change from term to term depending on the specific interests of Faculty, or students, and according to the current issues facing in Environmental, Health, and Safety.

University of Alberta Faculty of Extension: Restoring and Creating Wetland

  • Monday June 10 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Tuesday June 11 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Wednesday June 12 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday June 13 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday June 14 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 10230 Jasper Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta
    T5J 4P6